Category Archives: Friendship
So, how do we experience relational metamorphosis? To experience relational metamorphosis, one, you need to Get Interested In Other People. Two, Do not Be A Chronic Complainer. Three, you need to Learn To Be A Good Listener. Four, you need to Accept People Unconditionally. Read the rest of this entry
Mark 5:18-20 “…Let me stay with you.” But Jesus would not allow it… he told the man, “Go home to your family, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been to you.” So the man… began to tell how much Jesus had done for him in the Ten Cities” (GW).
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him.” (GNT). We all need people like this. Read the rest of this entry
Psalm 49:4 “I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp”
To experience relational metamorphosis, first, Get Interested In Other People. Second, Do not Be A Chronic Complainer. Philippians 2:14-15 “Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, Read the rest of this entry
Philippians 2:4 “Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing.” (LB).
Who are the people that should be in our circle? Choose close friends who will Challenge You Mentally. Choose close friends who will Support You Emotionally. And choose friends who will Strengthen You Spiritually. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “…encourage each other and build each other up…”. Read the rest of this entry
Proverbs 18:24 “There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”
Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous choose their friends carefully…” (NIV). God’s Word advises us to avoid having Lazy People, Angry People, Immoral People, and Stingy People as our close friends. The fifth kind of people God says we should not have in our circle are Unbelievers. Read the rest of this entry
Proverbs 12:26 “The righteous should choose his friends carefully…” (NKJV).
The Word of God puts the burden of choosing the right friends on you. You have to choose your friends carefully. Yesterday, we learnt about the five kinds of people that we should not have as close friends. First, avoid having Lazy People as close friends. Read the rest of this entry
Proverbs 20:6 “Most people will tell you what loyal friends they are, but are they telling the truth?” (LB)
Over the next few days, we are going to experience relational metamorphosis. The truth is that the greatest joy you will feel and experience in life will come through people. At the same time, the greatest pain you will feel and experience in life will come through people. Read the rest of this entry
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If one falls down, the other can help him up. But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls, because no one is there to help.”
Your community determines your anointing and influences the heights you can attain. What about the people in community who are not making progress? Well, those are exceptions, but my prayer is that their own lives will also change because of what God is doing with the rest of us in the Name of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.66:10-12 “He trained us first, passed us like silver through refining fires, brought us into hardscrabble country, pushed us to our very limit, road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell and back; Finally he brought us to this well-watered place.” (MSG)
For us that are in the New Covenant, the uncommon dream that God has for us, the God-sized dream that God has for us will take us on a journey of uncommon paths. The path that God is taking you through is not the path your brothers took. It is not the path that your sisters took. Read the rest of this entry
Isa.5:2&4 “He ploughed the land, cleared its stones, and planted it with the best vines… Then he waited for a harvest of sweet grapes, but the grapes that grew were bitter. What more could I have done… I expected sweet grapes, why did my vineyard give me bitter grapes?
Proverbs 6:6-8 “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.” And because they are ready for winter, when winter comes, it appears Read the rest of this entry